Oh wow, what a great thread!
I'm 33 and I played ffxi since na release, give or take some time off. I invested many, many years of my life in that game, made great friendships, played hardcore all-nighters like you wouldn't believe and experienced escapism to the fullest.
Now, I have a full-time job, and I'm going back to school. I decided to finish up on the credits required to enter med school, so I have a ton of work on my hands.
Will I be able to take some time off at all to play a bit? I'm sure I will, but my progress will be slower than most. Even so, the fact that I will be able to log on, if even for an hour, and get my ffxiv fix, is something i can totally appreciate from SE.
It's never too old to play. My first gaming console was a Magnavox Odyssey, i think I was around 5? After that, gaming has been a constant in my life. When the academic knot starts tightening, I'm definitely going to have to stop for a while, but in my mind, I've already finished my (new) career, and am sitting at 40+ in front of my pc to enjoy a bit of Final Fantasy 17 online.
FFXIV: Kendall Lawliet, Lindblum Server
FFXI: Inch 75 bst / 75 thf / 75 blm
and others not worth mentioning.
Sore WOW . Level 49 Undead Mage. Boulderfist Server.
Inchy:SMN 69/WHM 46